Association between Receptive Language Skill and Social Communication Skill among Preschool Children: Path Analysis Evidence from Surakarta, Central Java


  • Nadya Susanti Poltekkes Kemenkes Surakarta
  • Eti Poncorini Pamungkasari Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sebelas Maret
  • Rita Benya Adriani Health Polytechnics Ministry of Health, Surakarta




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Susanti, N., Pamungkasari, E. P., & Adriani, R. B. (2020). Association between Receptive Language Skill and Social Communication Skill among Preschool Children: Path Analysis Evidence from Surakarta, Central Java. Journal of Maternal and Child Health, 5(3), 226–234. Retrieved from